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Berwyn’s Ubiquitous Bungalow


Berwyn has been nicknamed “Beautiful Berwyn” and the “City of Homes” for its tree-lined streets and high quality homes. Our neighborhoods have an outstanding assortment of homes in a variety of distinct architectural styles, including sturdy brick bungalows, stately Victorian “painted ladies,” American four-squares, English Tudors, and Prairie School – and all for unbeatable prices. For more information about all of Berwyn’s diverse housing styles please see our page on the subject.

Born in a rich history, Berwyn has the most significant collection of Chicago-style bungalows in the nation today and  recently inspired Bungalow Appreciation Week within the State of Illinois. Berwyn’s bungalow has also been honored as “Chicagoland’s Greatest Treasure” by American Bungalow magazine, and This Old House magazine named Berwyn “Best Neighborhood for Bungalows” nationally. Be sure to save the date for the Berwyn Historical Society’s annual Historic Berwyn Bungalow Tour in September for a taste of what we have to offer. Berwyn has also made it into into the National Register’s list of Historic Places for the seventh time for its Central Berwyn Bungalow Historic District.

Residents of Berwyn enjoy some of the finest and most affordable housing available in the Chicagoland area. Predominantly single-family homes, the residential neighborhoods present a pleasant blend of old and new, situated along quiet tree-lined streets with meticulously maintained lawns and gardens. In addition, there are handsome multi-unit apartment complexes constructed in the early 1900s. A wonderful place to live, work and raise a family, generation after generation continue to call Berwyn their home.